You will use your network login information.
If you have already logged into Georgian's network, you won't need to enter that information again unless you have closed your web browser.
You can visit us in-person, make an appointment with a research help staff member, or email us, or use our askON online research service.
Check out all the ways you can connect and get research help here.
askON research help is available during Fall, Winter, and Summer semesters. Available service hours depend on the semester. Check our website for service hours.
Between semesters, Georgian library staff offer online research help via askON Monday to Friday. Check our website for service hours.
Still not sure how to do research? Check out the Doing Research guide
Or check out The Learning Portal's Research hub.
We have several eBook databases.
In addition, when searching Page 1+, you can limit your search result to eBooks by selecting "Available online" found under "Availability", then also check "Books" found under "Resource Type"
You can return any resources to the Barrie, Orillia, or Owen Sound libraries during our open hours. We aren't charging any fines.
You’re right, you need to cite all the sources you use in your assignments. Here are some options:
Textbooks can be expensive but are really important to support your course material. Reserves and eRserves are available at the libraries. Some courses have textbooks on reserve. We’ve been able to identify a few other solutions:
Note about used textbooks: Some textbooks are purchased with a code to access online content. This code has probably already been used and is no longer valid if you get a used textbook.
We can help with this! Contact us through our library email with details about the information you'd like to make available. We will determine if it can be posted in Blackboard, provided through eReserves, or accessed in another way.
Most publishers will allow you to share the content as long as it is a required textbook. Contact us through our library email to confirm that your textbook’s publisher allows this..
Images found on the web can have a variety of copyright or open licensing permissions. The library also has databases with images that you may be able to use. Contact us through our library email for guidance.
Video streaming collections from the library are licensed for use by Georgian staff, students, and faculty for educational purposes. We recommend that you include a citation to acknowledge the source. If you want to access streaming links from off campus, check with us about creating persistent links.
Contact us through our library email and include the title of the video you would like to use. We will find out what options are available.
YouTube is a great educational video source but there are some steps to take first. To ensure copyright compliance, you need to determine who owns the rights to the video posted.We're happy to help you determine this. Contact us through our library email.
Interlibrary loan is a free service where you can request a resource that Georgian libraries may not have access to. The library does its best to locate the resource for you from another library.
In some of our databases, you'll see a link to "Get it free" or "Request an article". Copy the citation information, click on the link, and complete the form. You can also request an item by filling out this form or by emailing ILL@georgiancollege.ca. Please include the full citation for the item being requested.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service available for current Georgian students and employees only. Your Georgian email is used to verify you are a current member of the college. Requests made with other email accounts may not be processed. If you don't know your Georgian email address, check here.
Articles are usually quick to receive. It depends on how quickly the other library fills the requests. State on the ILL request form the last possible day you need the article by, which is usually before your assignment is due. As soon as we receive it, we will email it to you.
Yes! Complete this form with all of the information.
Unfortunately, no. There is no system available that will allow the loaning of eBooks to other libraries. We would be happy to help you find another book or eBook on your topic from our collection. Connect with our research team for assistance.
Email ILL@georgiancollege.ca and we'll take care of it.